Harvest vs Reward - What's the difference?

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Harvest is a synonym of reward.

As nouns the difference between harvest and reward

is that harvest is the third season of the year; autumn; fall while reward is something of value given in return for an act.

As verbs the difference between harvest and reward

is that harvest is to bring in a harvest; reap; glean while reward is to give (something) as a reward.


Alternative forms

* (l), (l), (l), (l) (dialectal)


(en noun)
  • The third season of the year; autumn; fall.
  • The season of gathering ripened crops; specifically, the time of reaping and gathering grain.
  • The process of harvesting, gathering the ripened crop.
  • The yield of harvesting, i.e. the gathered crops or fruits.
  • This year's cotton harvest''' was great but the corn '''harvest was disastrous.
  • * 1911 , (Jack London), The Whale Tooth
  • *:The frizzle-headed man-eaters were loath to leave their fleshpots so long as the harvest' of human carcases was plentiful. Sometimes, when the ' harvest was too plentiful, they imposed on the missionaries by letting the word slip out that on such a day there would be a killing and a barbecue.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To glean the broken ears after the man / That the main harvest reaps.
  • (by extension) The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.
  • * Fuller
  • The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee.
  • * Wordsworth
  • the harvest of a quiet eye
  • (paganism) A modern pagan ceremony held on or around the autumn equinox, which is in the harvesting season.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=20 citation , passage=Hester Earle and Violet Wayne were moving about the aisle with bundles of wheat-ears and streamers of ivy, for the harvest thanksgiving was shortly to be celebrated, while the vicar stood waiting for their directions on the chancel steps with a great handful of crimson gladioli.}}


    * (season of the year) autumn, fall * (horti- or agricultural yield) crop


    (en verb)
  • To bring in a harvest; reap; glean.
  • To be occupied bringing in a harvest
  • ''Harvesting is a stressing, thirsty occupation
  • To win, achieve a gain.
  • ''The rising star harvested well-deserved acclaim, even an Oscar under 21

    Derived terms

    * harvestable * harvestability * harvester * harvest bug * harvest fish * harvest fly * harvest home * harvest louse * harvestman * harvest mite * harvest moon * harvest mouse * harvest queen * harvest spider * harvest time



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) reward, rewarde, from (etyl) variants of Old French, ultimately of (etyl) ((etyl)) origin. Compare ''regard'', ''warden'', ''guard . See more below. Displaced native (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • Something of value given in return for an act.
  • For catching the thief, you'll get a nice reward .
  • A prize promised for a certain deed or catch
  • ''The rewards for bringing in badly wanted criminals are printed on 'dead or alive' posters
  • The result of an action, whether good or bad.
  • Is this the reward I get for telling the truth: to be put in jail?
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2013 , date=January 22 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Aston Villa 2-1 Bradford (3-4) , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Christian Benteke's first-half goal was just reward for Villa's undoubted superiority but Bradford managed to survive without further damage until half-time, before scoring the goal that takes them to Wembley for the first time since 1996.}}
    * (something of value given in return for an act) payment, recompense * (prize promised for a certain deed or catch) bounty * (result of an action) consequence
    * punishment

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) rewarden, from (etyl) . More at (l).


    (en verb)
  • To give (something) as a reward.
  • *:
  • *:Thenne syr Marhaus departed and within two dayes his damoysel brought hym where as was a grete tornement that the lady de Vawse has cryed // And there syr Marhaus dyd so nobly that he was renomed / & had somtyme doune fourty knyghtes / and soo the serklet of gold was rewarded hym
  • *Bible, 1 Sam. xxiv. 17:
  • *:Thou hast rewarded' me good, whereas I have ' rewarded thee evil.
  • (label) To give a reward to or for.
  • :
  • (label) To recompense.
  • :
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 2, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC
  • , title= Bulgaria 0-3 England , passage=The Italian opted for Bolton's Cahill alongside captain John Terry - and his decision was rewarded with a goal after only 13 minutes. Bulgaria gave a hint of defensive frailties to come when they failed to clear Young's corner, and when Gareth Barry found Cahill in the box he applied the finish past Nikolay Mihaylov.}}
    Derived terms
    * rewardable * rewarder * rewarding * unrewarded


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